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At The National: As Cool as Iceman by Chris Olds

A limited edition McFarlane Toys figure of San Antonio Spurs icon George “Iceman” Gervin was for sale at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

It could be the first of a few charitable memorabilia projects coming from Babaie Promotions Inc. and Chris Olds caught up with its president, Alix Babaie to get all the details.

***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (7-16) Contest No. 4 — A pair of Dez Bryant and Jordan Shipley 2010 Donruss Elite cards (only 999 exist) by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — it’s one try per person per contest and we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win.

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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Upper Deck explores NFL’s Legacy with new football card set by Chris Olds

Upper Deck will examine the origins and past stars as well as celebrate today’s NFL in a new football card set that will arrive in May called Legacy Collection.

The standard set will consist of 100 Immortals, 100 Veterans and 100 rookies with each subset printed on differing stock. The Immortals will be printed on clay-coat cardboard, while the rookies will appear on foil board. The veterans will be standard cards.

Each 24-pack box will include four autographs or memorabilia cards with one of the cards being a single-piece or dual-piece numbered patch card.
Every pack will include some type of insert card from a lineup that includes NFL Legacy, Foundations, Franchise Legacy, Past Meets Present and the UD Wire Photos insert sets. The Wire Photos set emulates the printouts that newspapers and magazines used for years if they subscribed to photo services like The Associated Press.

The 200-card AFL/NFL Legacy set will highlight the 40th Anniversary of the AFL/NFL Merger as an insert that will be found across all Upper Deck football brands. The line will include autograph and memorabilia cards as well.

See a full gallery after the jump.

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First Look: 2010 Razor U.S. Army All-American Bowl inscription autographs by Chris Olds

The 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl has come and gone with the arrival of Tim Tebow‘s first football card and plenty of autographs signed.

On Thursday, Razor unveiled preview images for its 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl set, which will include inscription autographs limited to just five copies per card.

Most of the players signed something related to the university that they will be attending, but some added other notations.

We’re somewhat fond of Matt James‘ note with his autograph.

See it and plenty of others after the jump.

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